Location, location, location: Why using GIS in rural development projects is fundamentalKnowing the geographic location of people or things that are dear to us is unquestionably important. It helps us to monitor well-being and assess the impact of an event that happened at or near that location.
One small step: Empowering micro-, small and medium businesses across South AsiaIt is something of a paradox that, while there is broad agreement that micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are an integral part of the economy in developing countries, they remain underserved.
Research and data
Research Series Issue 62: The spillover effects of seed producer groups on non-member farmers in mid-hill communities of NepalRice farmers in the mid-hills region of Nepal are vulnerable to drought, which can drastically reduce yields. Stress-tolerant rice varieties can mitigate this vulnerability, as can having a high seed replacement rate and using best management practices in rice cultivation.
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